WordPress Notification …. Improving record!


~~April 9, 2014~~

On Monday April 7, 2014 you surpassed your previous record of most likes in one day for your posts on It Is What It Is.

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That’s pretty awesome, well done!

Current Record:   95

Old Record:   94

You may say I’m a dreamer … but I’m not the only one. 

~~John Lennon~~

Why do I write this?

We dream of making a difference. We dream of doing good things. We dream of helping others. We dream of achieving higher goals.

Not to boast but to gauge that somehow, somewhere, someone “lands” on your spot and finds something that will help through hard times, that will inspire, that will motivate, that will give that needed gentle nudge.

Those are some of my dreams …. mainly to help in any way possible.

In any way that is within my reach. 

That wouldn’t be possible without readers, followers and rebloggers. 

Through this web, we connect and communicate. Through this web we inspire, support, educate and help.

Thank you, thank you, thank you …. to all of you who have stopped, read, commented and reblog. These numbers wouldn’t be here without you. 

Thanks so much …. from the heart!

We ALL are connected through this wonderful web we WEAVE!!

~~Cover Imagine (John Lennon) – Playing for Change~~

~~Published on Oct 2, 2013~~

John Lenon Song

We ALL are ONE!! 

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award


This is an honor …. The Dragon’s Loyalty Award!! Thanks so much!!! It’s really appreciated.

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I was nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award by Russell at http://cinesolace.wordpress.com/. He is a lovely person with a lovely blog. If you want to know just about anything about movies, he has a lot of information. Thank you so much Russell. It’s my second Dragon’s Loyalty Award but I’m still very humbled and appreciative. 🙂

These are the rules for winning the “Dragon’s Loyalty Award”

1.) Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.

2.) Link to the person who nominated you.

3.) Nominate five or more bloggers of your choice. The nominees should be people that follow, support and make comments on your blog. People who are loyal. 🙂

4.) Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

I would like to nominate the followers people for the award. If you do not accept awards…

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Community of Bloggerz Award


It is an honor for “It Is What It Is” to be nominated for this significant award!! Accept it hoping to continue to offer quality information!
It’s an honor to be part of this community!

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Simple rules:

1.Display the logo on a post.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

moorbey was kind enough to nominate me for this award.  I am forever grateful for the nomination and for his friendship, which is like a little sun to me everyday.

3.Nominate 14 readers other bloggers and inform them via comment in their blog sites.

  1. Europasicewolf
  2. Dr. Rex
  3. Merrilanil
  4. Bill Hayes
  5. HeartaFire
  6. Ror1774
  7. Perspectives on life
  8. Xena
  9. Roxi St. Clair
  10. E-Tinkerbell
  11. hitandrun1964
  12. Amy Pinkrose
  13. Casoria
  14. aikido-no-sekai
  15. yadadarcyyada

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The Owl …. “and its many meanings” …. !!


~~April 9, 2014~~

Intuition, ability to see what other do not see
The presence of the owl announces change
Capacity to see beyond deceit and masks

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No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

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Wisdom


The traditional meaning of the owl spirit animal is the announcer of death, most likely symbolic like a life transition, change.

The owl sees in the dark: As a spirit animal, the owl guides you to see beyond the veil of deception and illusion; it helps see what’s kept hidden. It also symbolizes the ability to cut through illusions and see the real meaning of someone’s action or state of mind.

When the owl is one of your power animals, you have a strong intuition and can access information and wisdom that’s usually hidden to most. The spirit of this animal encourages you to look beyond deceiving appearances into the true reality of a situation or a person’s motives.

The owl is a strong spirit guide for discernment and making decision based solid foundations. Call on the owl totem when you have to assess a situation or are going through confusing times.

If you have an owl as a totem or spirit animal, you probably like to explore the unknown. The mysteries of life are a fascinating field of interest. As the owl guides your steps, you are likely to develop an appreciation for life’s magic.

When the owl shows up in your life, listen and look out for the subtle signs that are around you. Your animal spirit guide is a great helper to be attentive to what usually goes below your radar, but is now of particular importance.

The owl is also a guide to uncover your hidden potential and abilities. Check whether you need to reveal more of your intuitive nature.

Owl spirit animals are symbolic of death in many traditions. In most cases however, it should not be taken literally: If the owl is associated with death, it can be viewed a symbolic death, meaning a transition in life, important changes that are taking place or about to happen.

When the owl shows up in your life, pay attention to the winds of change. Perhaps you are about to leave some old habits, a situation that no longer serve you or bring something new in your life.

When you dream about an owl, your spirit animal may be contacting you to warn you about a danger or threat hat you need to pay attention to. It can bring a wise insight about important matters that you should not ignore.

When an owl appears in a dream, it could also mean that the intuitive part of you is calling for attention: Pay attention and listen to the subtle signs in your life, to what is important, but not necessarily obviously so.

The owl could also be a animal spirit guide offering you insight about a moment of transition. Since this totem animal is often associated with death, when an owl shows up in a dream, it could mean that you are receiving guidance regarding personal transformation, change.

In many dream interpretations, the owl can represent a deceased friend or family member who comes back in the dream in the shape of a spirit animal.

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“Magic Owl”
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http://SuliannH.deviantart.com/

~~SOURCES~~

http://secretswithinthefog.wordpress.com/the-protector/

http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/articles/mythology_folklore/owls.asp

http://www.whats-your-sign.com/animal-symbolism-owl.html

http://seekyt.com/japanese-lucky-owl-symbolism-and-meanings/

http://tatoobild.com/owl/owl-spirit-animal-owl-totem-meaning.html

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~~OWLS IN NATURE~~
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An owl is a solitary, mainly nocturnal bird of prey. Owls belong to the order Strigiformes, in which there are 222 known species.

Owls are classified in two families: the typical owls, Strigidae, and the barn owls, Tytonidae.

Diet/Feeding 
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Owls mostly hunt small mammals, insects, and other birds, though a few species specialize in hunting fish.

Distribution/Range 
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They are found on all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands. Though owls are typically solitary, the literary collective noun for a group of owls is a parliament.

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External appearance 
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Owls have large forward-facing eyes and ears, a hawk-like beak, and usually a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye called a facial disc. Although owls have binocular vision, their large eyes are fixed in their sockets, as with other birds, and they must turn their entire head to change views.

Owls are far-sighted, and are unable to clearly see anything within a few inches of their eyes. Their far vision, particularly in low light, is incredibly good, and they can turn their head 180 degrees around. 

Many owls can also hunt by sound in total darkness. Different species of owls make different sounds. The facial disc helps to funnel the sound of prey to their ears. In some species, these are placed asymmetrically, for better directional location.

Owls are more closely related to the nightjars (Caprimulgiformes) than to the diurnal predators in the order Falconiformes. Some taxonomists place the nightjars in the same order as owls, as in the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy . 

Behavior 
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Owls’ powerful clawed feet and sharp beak enable them to tear their prey to pieces before eating, although most items are swallowed whole. Their muffled wings and dull feathers allow them to fly practically silent and unseen. Some fish-eating owls, which have no need of silence, lack this adaptation.

Scientists studying the diets of owls are helped by their habit of disgorging the indigestible parts of their prey (bones, scales, fur, etc.) in the form of pellets. These “owl pellets” are often sold by companies to schools to be dissected by students as a lesson in biology and ecology, because they are plentiful and easy to interpret. 

Owl eggs are white and almost spherical, and range in number from a few to a dozen dependent on species. Their nests are crudely built and may be in trees, underground burrows or barns and caves.

Most owls are nocturnal, but several, including the pygmy owls (Glaucidium), are crepuscular – hunting mainly at dawn and dusk. A few owls, such as the Burrowing Owl (Speotyto cunicularia) and the Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), are also active during the day. 

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~~Best Slow Motion Owl Footage – Set To Music – Must See!~~

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~~Published on Feb 7, 2013~~

Best Slow Motion Owl Footage set to music.

The owl video footage was filmed 1000 fps (Frames Per Second). Music was created by Torrey Desmond Rogers who creates music for film, media & video games.

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

We ALL are ONE!! 

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Can Someone Please Tell The Ugandans Its Impossible to Recruit Gays


Very well stated! Only shows their ignorance and discrimination.

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BY Melanie Nathan, April 09, 2014.

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 1.55.48 PMTo Team Museveni, Bahati, Lokodo, Kedaga and the rest of you who do not understand homosexuality, and support putting gays in prison forever.

PART 1

We are not soldiers. We cannot be recruited!

We are human beings.

We do not choose our sexual attractions.

We are attracted.

We cannot be told who to be attracted to

And we cannot force others or even suggest who they should be attracted to.

Surely not even a moron really thinks that a human can fabricate an attraction?

Take heterosexual people for example – can you force a heterosexual to be attracted to someone of the same sex? NO

Can you force a gay person to be attracted to someone of a different sex? NO

Sexuality cannot be recruited…..

And if that is the case then are you perhaps using the word recruitment for forced sex – because…

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Amazing Blogger: Ihsan!


Good to meet you here Ishan. I have seen you plenty of times!! I wish you great success!! Stay around … so I can get to know you. TY, Patty …. this intro is cool!!

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Every week I want to share an amazing blogger with you all, so you can check out their blogs and maybe make some new friends!

All of these bloggers have amazed me with their art, kind heart, friendship and skills.

You ready? Here we go! 🙂

Ihsan

Meet Ihsan

–> http://iithinks.wordpress.com/ <–

A little about Ihsan

Here you will discover my spiritual journey that attempts to transform the indescribable into words. The ‘poetry’ here is inspired by two things: The first is my divine inner self as I have experienced it in the latihan of Subud. If you would like to learn more about the latihan you can go to: http://www.subud.com/spiritual.html The second is the sacred texts, spiritual practices and founders/saints of the world’s great religions in general and my own in particular. I hope, dear reader, that you will gain some enjoyment, peace, happiness and/or understanding from it. As always…

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51 Things You’re Thinking On Your Morning Commute


Way cool!! I can see myself in plenty of these!! Enjoy ….

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Universal Thoughts

1. UGGGGHHH I’m so tired. Why did I have to stay up so late watching Conan/taking BuzzFeed quizzes/jerking off to porn?

2. Seriously, I’m like the walking dead. Except less attractive. And more dead.

3. What would happen if I called in sick?

4. Would everyone know I’m faking it?

5. I’ll have to feign a cough when I go in tomorrow.

6. Who am I kidding? My acting skills are worse than Ashton Kutcher’s.

7. Fine, let’s do this.

8. Caroline better have ordered the Dark Roast Keurig cups.

9. If any morning people try to get chatty with me before 11 a.m., they lose an eye.

10. Yikes, I’m late. I hope my boss doesn’t walk by my desk.

11. Wait, did I have an 8 a.m. meeting?

12. Do I have time to stop at Starbucks?

13. Will it look bad if I walk in…

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We Must Speak Even Louder


I can’t believe this!!! Too many “big interests”. Who cares? Screw the animal …. they are here for human use and profit! Oh, yeah!! SMH …. argh!!

Walking with the Alligators

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Wild Orcas as they were meant to be,  free and hunting in the Norwegian Sea.
Picture credit: Wolfgang Hägele

Yesterday in California,  more than a million voices, via their signatures on a petition, were  raised up against the continuing captivity of Orcas at Sea World San Diego, but they simply could not compete with those of the owners,  the local city Governments, or the faithful lobbyists who work so tirelessly on behalf of their clients.

What was at stake was the fate of the Orcas at Sea World facilities and their questionable safety and treatment.

Animal rights activists came from everywhere,  along with parents, teachers and children to show their support for the 

California Bill AB2140 was proposed by Democratic State Assemblyman Richard Bloom of  Santa Monica,  who was apparently influenced by the highly popular and  widely publicized film,   Blackfish.

It is reported that the Sea World lobbyist is Scott Wetch.

Naomi Rose, who is…

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